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Re: Line In/Out Pinout to Mac

Ben Cook
 

Final solution to get the audio out from the Morserino to my mac was to buy a $9 USB TRRS audio input on Amazon and that worked first try! Here’s a link to what I bought in case anyone else needs the same: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RS11M1T/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_4vVBDbN8DSAS3

That now coupled with the Loopback program for the Mac is awesome for my CWA course starting this week! I can get the headset to work for mic and audio out and mix that with the cw audio from the Morserino.

Thanks for all the help and patience folks!
73, Ben N6ELF

On 29 Aug 2019, at 1:23, Birk [DB3DE] wrote:

@Ben:

What I did:
After figuring out that my phone is alway leaving the internal microphone on (and not turning to "external" microphone aka morserino) I connected an normal phone headset which ... surprisingly worked. Then I measured the resistance of the microphone and put in a resistor for mimicking that.
Don't know about the sound quality though.

If your MacBook also has to decide if there is an external microphone connected or not and you are not receiving anything I guess its worth a try...
Maybe you can doublecheck in the sound setting the changes of connecting normal headphones vs. connecting a headset. If there are automatic changes there I guess you found your problem.

73, Birk

Re: Time out selection

Willi, OE1WKL
 

This should work. You just have to make sure to completely leave the parameters menu (with long button press) before you power off, so that it has a chance to write to non-volatile storage.

73
Willi


Am 04.09.2019 um 01:00 schrieb Bruce <bruce@...>:

For the Time Out set preferences I have been selecting No Timeout but it appears this setting is not saved in memory
so after turning off Morserino then back on reverts to 5 min default.
Shouldn't this preference be saved? I believe I am doing everything correctly as i have changed paddle type to no squeeze and that gets saved Ok.

Re: Time out selection

Bruce
 

Willi,

I just tried that and still reverts to default of 5 mins, however changing to 10 or 15 min timeout it does save that selection. So it seems it will not

save the no timeout selection.

73’s

Bruce

 

From: morserino@groups.io [mailto:morserino@groups.io] On Behalf Of Willi, OE1WKL
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 6:40 AM
To: morserino@groups.io
Subject: Re: [morserino] Time out selection

 

This should work. You just have to make sure to completely leave the parameters menu (with long button press) before you power off, so that it has a chance to write to non-volatile storage.

 

73

Willi

 



Am 04.09.2019 um 01:00 schrieb Bruce <bruce@...>:

 

For the Time Out set preferences I have been selecting No Timeout but it appears this setting is not saved in memory
so after turning off Morserino then back on reverts to 5 min default.
Shouldn't this preference be saved? I believe I am doing everything correctly as i have changed paddle type to no squeeze and that gets saved Ok.

 

Re: Time out selection

Willi, OE1WKL
 

I will check that when I get home from my travels...

Willi

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 04.09.2019 um 23:27 schrieb Bruce <bruce@...>:

Willi,

I just tried that and still reverts to default of 5 mins, however changing to 10 or 15 min timeout it does save that selection. So it seems it will not

save the no timeout selection.

73’s

Bruce

 

From: morserino@groups.io [mailto:morserino@groups.io] On Behalf Of Willi, OE1WKL
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 6:40 AM
To: morserino@groups.io
Subject: Re: [morserino] Time out selection

 

This should work. You just have to make sure to completely leave the parameters menu (with long button press) before you power off, so that it has a chance to write to non-volatile storage.

 

73

Willi

 



Am 04.09.2019 um 01:00 schrieb Bruce <bruce@...>:

 

For the Time Out set preferences I have been selecting No Timeout but it appears this setting is not saved in memory
so after turning off Morserino then back on reverts to 5 min default.
Shouldn't this preference be saved? I believe I am doing everything correctly as i have changed paddle type to no squeeze and that gets saved Ok.

 

Re: Time out selection

Willi, OE1WKL
 

Bruce,

You were right, the option „no timeout“ did not get saved. This bug will be corrected in teh next version thanks for the hint and testing!

73

Willi


Am 04.09.2019 um 16:37 schrieb Willi, OE1WKL <willi@...>:

I will check that when I get home from my travels...

Willi

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 04.09.2019 um 23:27 schrieb Bruce <bruce@...>:

Willi,
I just tried that and still reverts to default of 5 mins, however changing to 10 or 15 min timeout it does save that selection. So it seems it will not
save the no timeout selection.
73’s
Bruce
 
From: morserino@groups.io [mailto:morserino@groups.io] On Behalf Of Willi, OE1WKL
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 6:40 AM
To: morserino@groups.io
Subject: Re: [morserino] Time out selection
 
This should work. You just have to make sure to completely leave the parameters menu (with long button press) before you power off, so that it has a chance to write to non-volatile storage.
 
73
Willi
 


Am 04.09.2019 um 01:00 schrieb Bruce <bruce@...>:
 
For the Time Out set preferences I have been selecting No Timeout but it appears this setting is not saved in memory
so after turning off Morserino then back on reverts to 5 min default.
Shouldn't this preference be saved? I believe I am doing everything correctly as i have changed paddle type to no squeeze and that gets saved Ok. 
 


Feature Request

 

Wili,
Please consider adding a new keyer mode.  On the K1EL keyer it is called Straight or Bug mode.  You would process dits the same way, but dahs would be manual.  I.E. you turn the device into a "Bug".  This would allow an external Straight key to be plugged into the dah contact or a true Bug connected to the dah contact.

Aug
AG5AT

Re: Feature Request

Willi, OE1WKL
 

Aug,

I put it on my to do list.
It is a major change though, as currently I do not support manual keys at all (except for the „Decode“! function). The reason is that the Keyer function „generates“ characters, while with a manual key the device has to „decode“ the characters. Now basically a decode function is already there, but its integration into the keyer, echo trainer and transceiver functions is not trivial.

Willi


Am 13.09.2019 um 20:36 schrieb August Treubig <atreubig@...>:

Wili,
Please consider adding a new keyer mode.  On the K1EL keyer it is called Straight or Bug mode.  You would process dits the same way, but dahs would be manual.  I.E. you turn the device into a "Bug".  This would allow an external Straight key to be plugged into the dah contact or a true Bug connected to the dah contact.

Aug
AG5AT

Re: Feature Request

 

Thanks, I know it isn’t trivial.

Aug
AG5AT

Additions

Brian McConnell
 

Hi Willi

Could you add a coffee maker and a newspaper to the next upgrade?😳😂

Thanks
Brian

Re: Additions

Willi, OE1WKL
 

Newspaper might be possible, coffee will be really hard 😎

Willi

Von meinem Mobiltelefon gesendet

Am 15.09.2019 um 12:08 schrieb Brian McConnell via Groups.Io <ei6jg=me.com@groups.io>:

Hi Willi

Could you add a coffee maker and a newspaper to the next upgrade?😳😂

Thanks
Brian


Re: Additions

Vince A
 

That would be so cool!! And how about a Toaster oven while you at it!
---
-During World War 2. Hams could not do what in the USA?
- In the movie Contact, what was Ellie's callsign?
73 Vince: ":>) KD7TWW Formerly KJ7EUG
Thank you for your reply...


On Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 5:10 AM Brian McConnell via Groups.Io <ei6jg=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Willi

Could you add a coffee maker and a newspaper to the next upgrade?😳😂

Thanks
Brian



Re: Additions

AlfredR
 
Edited

I‘m convinced Willy can make all these additions. But I think it depends on the battery, which possibly will not fit under the Heltec module
https://www.printedelectronicsworld.com/articles/9594/very-large-lithium-ion-batteries

More practice files

Willi, OE1WKL
 

I uploaded some practice files to the GitHub Repository, that are useful for practicing with the Morserino-32's file player capability (https://github.com/oe1wkl/Morserino-32/tree/master/Practice%20Files).

- The file "checkpartial_contest_calls_random.txt" contains more than 37.000 call signs, that had appeared in major contest logs over the years, taken from checkpartial.com.

- The file „RealQSOs.txt“ contains a large number of realistic QSO exchanges, and I am grateful to Bill, G0ELZ, for giving permission to use this file, that he and Gordon, G3DVW (SK), wrote up over a number of years.

- The 3 files „phrases_2_words.txt“, „phrases_3_words.txt“ and „phrases_4_words.txt“ make use of commonly used English phrases, 2, 3, or 4 words long, respectively. They have been contributed by Tommy, OZ1THC.

Should you have useful material that could be shared on GitHub, please send it to me for consideration!

Thanks,

Willi
OE1WKL



Re: Direct Audio into the Mac

Thomas Ruhmann
 

Hi folks,

I soldered a cable from the morserino TRRS input/output to the input of a external USB soundcard and get the sinus tone as input. Then I tried to reroute the tone to another soundcard output to hear it.

I´m actually in the first cw academy course and think also about piping in the cw tone directly to Zoom.

My problem is, that the latency of the output tone is to long - so there ist no hand-ear synchronicity possiible.

I´m using Windows 10 with VAC and Audio Repeater for routing. Any ideas to decrease the latency?

Best regards Thomas DG6UAX

Re: Direct Audio into the Mac

Craig T. Bailey
 

Yep.  I’m in the same boat with the latency.

 

I’m designing an external circuit based around the OpAmp which will combine the audio out from Morserino directly into the headphone output to work as a direct monitor.  Of course that morserino line out is also going to be SUMMED with my headset microphone, and that SUM signal is going to be fed into the lineIN on the mac.

 

I’ve given up on the software audio mixing.  The latency is just too much.

 

But, something must be designed soon, and produced cheaply, because so many of us are doing Morse into Zoom/Skype, and the audio coupling is just horrible.

 

Not to mention those PC Mics that do not even trigger until 30 milliseconds after a DIT is played… learning Morse over zoom is actually harder because of all these audio problems.

 

Then we have some guys that must be using dial up connections… the list goes on an on.

 

I really started hating the CW Academy classes because of the audio challenges.  SO much, that I eventually bailed out of Level 2.

 

73,

N1SFT

Craig Bailey

 

From: morserino@groups.io <morserino@groups.io> On Behalf Of Thomas Ruhmann via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2019 13:40
To: morserino@groups.io
Subject: Re: [morserino] Direct Audio into the Mac

 

Hi folks,

I soldered a cable from the morserino TRRS input/output to the input of a external USB soundcard and get the sinus tone as input. Then I tried to reroute the tone to another soundcard output to hear it.

I´m actually in the first cw academy course and think also about piping in the cw tone directly to Zoom.

My problem is, that the latency of the output tone is to long - so there ist no hand-ear synchronicity possiible.

I´m using Windows 10 with VAC and Audio Repeater for routing. Any ideas to decrease the latency?

Best regards Thomas DG6UAX


--
_____
Craig Bailey
N1SFT
NH, USA

Re: Direct Audio into the Mac

Thomas Ruhmann
 

Hi Craig,

I have a Music Mixer here for My guitars and mics. Will try to mix the Two Signals here.

73 Thomas DG6UAX 

Re: Direct Audio into the Mac

Steve Witt
 

I was doing the Zoom thing for CW classes with the Long Island CW Club
last spring with both my voice and audio CW from my radio coupled into
my laptop microphone. It isn't great and if everyone doesn't mute
themselves there can be a lot of audio interference making copying the
desired code pretty frustrating. At the beginning of the summer, a
bunch of guys in that club had a group buy of Morserinos and I started
using that as a code practice oscillator instead of my radio. I
started a CW Academy Level 1 class this fall and in preparation for
that decided to try to improve my audio setup.

So I got a TRRS 'breakout' cable that separates the input and output
audio from the Morserino into TRS connectors and fed its output audio
into one input channel of an audio mixer. I got a headset with mic and
fed the mic output into another input channel of the audio mixer. I
use a Linux laptop in my shack and added a USB sound adapter to that
and fed the output of the audio mixer into the mic input of the sound
adapter and the output of the sound adapter to the headphone connector
of the headset. Zoom must be configured to use audio from the USB
sound adapter instead of the laptop's built-in sound card. I think
this works pretty well and I hope reduces any interference that my
stray audio adds to the Zoom teleconference.

The one issue that I have is that I don't get Morserino audio when I
send code in my headset. But I can hear my audio from the Morserino
through its speaker with my headset on well enough to send code well
[well, as well as I can send :)]. This probably wasn't the cheapest
solution and relies a little more on hardware than may be necessary,
but it's straightforward and seems to be working much better than
using the laptop's built-in sound interface. Another slight
complication was that I needed to get a microphone adapter that
provided the required DC voltage to the headset mic from the audio
mixer to get the headset mic to work properly. When I got the
Morserino I didn't imagine that its audio interface would be useful
for something like this.

73,
Steve K6ZX

delivery

colin humphries
 

How long does it usually take to deliver to the USA?  It's been just over a week, getting impatient lol.

Re: delivery

Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH
 

I think Willi mentioned it varies and maybe some came in about a week.  Mine took just over a month, 23 July to 26 Aug.

On Oct 4, 2019, at 6:08 AM, colin humphries <3humps@...> wrote:

How long does it usually take to deliver to the USA?  It's been just over a week, getting impatient lol.

Re: delivery

Willi, OE1WKL
 

The actual "travel time" is less than a week, but every parcel had to pass customs, and that may take between one day (rarely) and more than three weeks... On average parcels arrive about 3 weeks after shipping, but there were a few cases where it took a month.

73
Willi

Von meinem Mobiltelefon gesendet

Am 04.10.2019 um 14:44 schrieb colin humphries <3humps@...>:

How long does it usually take to deliver to the USA?  It's been just over a week, getting impatient lol.